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Elevate your Boston event with the sophisticated sounds of jazz, courtesy of LIV’s diverse selection of talented performers. Our lineup includes everything from classic jazz crooners to dynamic full bands, ensuring the perfect musical match for your occasion. Whether you’re hosting a wedding, private soirée, or corporate event, our jazz bands will create an ambiance that your guests won’t soon forget.

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4 Top-Rated Boston Jazz Group Options

Vintage Band

Transform your Boston event with the enchanting sounds of LIV Vintage Band. Their repertoire of jazz-infused pop hits adds a sophisticated flair to private parties and corporate events alike. Adaptable to your needs, the band can feature multiple vocalists and additional musicians, ensuring a memorable and tailored performance for any occasion.


Elevate your Boston gathering with this multifaceted jazz trio. Adept in swing, Latin, classics, salsa, smooth jazz, and popular dance numbers, they ensure a rich musical tapestry. Their 2013 Martha Stewart Weddings endorsement for high-profile events underscores their excellence.


Elevate your Boston gathering with Mood, one of our most in-demand jazz bands. Perfect for creating a sophisticated atmosphere at weddings, private events, and corporate functions. Their dynamic repertoire, featuring swing, salsa, Latin, smooth jazz, and Sinatra hits, ensures a memorable musical experience.


As a solo saxophonist, Derrick E. has carved a niche in the smooth jazz genre with his exceptional talent. His ability to blend percussive elements with soulful melodies results in a unique sound that constantly surprises listeners. His impressive career spans from The O’Jays to soundtrack contributions and collaborations with various artists.

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Types of Jazz Bands For Hire in Boston

Jazz in Boston offers incredible variety, with bands ranging from 3 to 12 members. Flexible ensembles often adjust their size and gear to match your event’s atmosphere. Professional musicians can elevate any occasion, from small gatherings to grand festivals. Consider the wide array of jazz sub-genres to perfectly complement your event.

Live Swing Jazz Bands For Hire in Boston, MA

Swing jazz bands

Think music from composers and jazz musicians such as Louis Armstrong, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, and Glenn Miller. In the 1930s and 1940s, this genre became well-known.

Live Traditional Jazz Bands For Hire in Boston

Traditional jazz bands

This genre, sometimes known as ragtime, Dixieland, or New Orleans jazz, arose in response to the triumph of swing in Chicago. The clarinet, trombone, trumpet, and even the banjo and tuba are used more frequently in this type of jazz than saxophones.

Live Jazz Standards Band For Hire in Boston

Jazz standard bands

The songs these bands play have become part of the jazz classics and constitute the foundation of any jazz musician’s training.

Live Post-Modern Jukebox Jazz Bands For Hire in Boston

Post-modern jukebox bands:

This is the newest of the jazz bands mentioned above; these groups recreate pop tunes in a variety of jazz forms.

Does a Jazz Band Suit My Boston Event?

Jazz bands are relatively versatile in that they can deliver background music or a featured performance whether hired for a wedding, cocktail hour, party, or corporate event.

Some jazz background music would be well-suited to black-tie events such as corporate functions or charity events. The perfect music to set the mood without overpowering the event.

On the other hand, and with the emergence of the post-modern jukebox, jazz bands are increasingly being used as headline acts for weddings and other special events.

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How Many Musicians Are in a Jazz Band?

From trios to 20-piece ensembles, jazz bands offer diverse options. Choose based on your event’s desired atmosphere. Intimate gatherings like dinners benefit from small trios or quartets, while grand parties or ceremonies shine with 15-20 piece big bands. Many jazz groups flexibly adjust their size to align with your budget and requirements.

Boston Jazz Bands For Hire
Jazz Bands For Hire in Boston

Can I Request Specific Songs?

Indeed you can! Jazz groups typically have wide-ranging repertoires. First, consult their song list for your desired tracks. If your picks aren’t there, inform the band early. They’ll often learn unfamiliar songs to meet your requests.

How Far in Advance Should You Book?

We suggest making a reservation as soon as possible, especially if you have any specific requests.
With that said, last-minute bookings are common and we can easily get you a jazz band on short notice if available.